Holand scored his PSG supergame with a pass from Reina. They say their fathers played in the same club, but this story is a myth
An hour of playing time, “Borussia” and “PSG” spent a bit boring, but the remaining half hour was fiery: a goal by Neymar, a double of Holland, and the Germans won 2: 1 in the first match of the 1/8 Champions League.
Holland’s winning goal was amazing in beauty – a powerful blow to the nine from outside the penalty area. The Norwegian took advantage of the space that Tiago Silva gave him (the same thing happened during the first goal), and he executed everything himself.
A convenient pass from Holland was laid out by a young American, Giovanni Reina, who turned 17 years old just three months ago. Last summer, Reina made an assist in a friendly game with Liverpool, and then played in the Youth Champions League. In official matches, he made his debut exactly a month ago – in a game with Augsburg.
Reina became the youngest goal scorer in the history of the German Cup. He and Holland scored the “Bremen”, but this did not save Borussia from defeat – 2: 3. But Rein’s goal was simply incredible:
After that match, a beautiful story appeared about how the sons continue the work of the fathers, who also played for the same team.
In fact, it is true that Alf Inge Holland and Claudio Reina played in Manchester City. But they did not have time to play together. Holand retired due to injury in July 2003. Reina was purchased at the end of August. They probably could have crossed paths in the club if Holand called in there, but they certainly didn’t play together.
But now their sons, who are 36 years old, are tearing apart one of the richest clubs in the world in the Champions League.
“He is more athletic than I was, he has more ability to score. He is technical, he has a very good sense of the game. Daniel (Giovanni’s mother and former footballer – approx.) Ran fast, and he also has excellent speed data, ”said Reina Sr. about his son. The guy has already set a record in the German Cup and scored an effective point in the first game of the Champions League. This is very impressive.
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Well, Holland is the main character:
• Double in the 1/8 finals of the Champions League against PSG. In his first career playoff match.
• The second teenager after Mbappe with ten goals in the Champions League, and the first to score these ten in one season of the tournament. Mbappe reached this mark at 18 years and 11 months, Holland – at 19 years and 6 months.
• In the 2019/20 Champions League season, he shares first place in the list of scorers with the striker of another German club. The same number – ten goals – scored by Robert Lewandowski.
• Holland scored 11 goals in 7 matches for Borussia. Not a single newcomer to the Bundesliga club has yet to start with such indicators.